also: just say no to genetic determinism, and some chronic pain thoughts
I was like "Sara is autistic!!!" but then you said it. XD
Also, how are we moving on to robots diagnosing people when we can't even do it reliably with the DSM?? Like let's do something about the paper version before we move on to more advanced technology.
"turn illness into a weapon" yes i absolutely will thanks.
I found myself shouting "nooooooo" in solidarity with the utter BS of AI diagnosis (Foucaldian panopticon is now in our pockets too, yay) and "yeeeesss" in solidarity with your notes on body/mind and the richness that ensues there (rather than the paternalistic denial of people's experiences e.g. with chronic pain). All this is just to say (as usual), a deep, resonate THANK YOU for your words.
finally got around to reading your newsletter, i truly suck at reading emails but i'm so glad i read this one every sentence was so true!! ive been lurking on the fibro chat but didnt want to think more about it cus i didnt fully understand, but the description in the book made sense! will try to read it now. thank you so much